Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sunday: Dinosaur food

 Baked monkfish with chive-topped boiled fiddlehead ferns and wild rice.

Fiddleheads are the curled-up young form of the ostrich fern.  In other countries, some other types of ferns are used as well, but apparently some of them are a little toxic.  There is just a brief window each year in which fiddleheads are available, so they are a special treat.  We thought they smelled very similar to asparagus, but the texture is a little firmer and they have their own unique taste.

The monkfish was dredged in flour and herbs, then browned in a pan, after which we added some stock and put the whole thing into the oven to bake.  Monkfish has an interesting lobster-like moist texture.

eating ferns makes you feel like a dinosaur

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